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Take 5… Homes with environmentally friendly features.

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What we consume, and the environmental impact of this, is something that’s come to the forefront of minds in recent years. Whether that’s cutting back on unnecessary packaging, driving an electric car, making mindful decisions when purchasing clothes, food or technology, there is a growing awareness of individual actions and their impact on the conservation and preservation of our natural world.

But in addition to the everyday environmental decisions people make, there are ways to incorporate eco-friendly technology, structures and systems into the home. We’ve chosen five properties currently on the market with environmentally friendly features: homes where eco-technology and tools have replaced alternative and more environmentally damaging options more traditionally found in the home.

Take a look at our chosen properties, both old and new, that support sustainability. From biomass boilers to photovoltaic panels, these properties harness technology that makes everyday living just that little bit more sustainable.

Triscombe House, Triscombe, Somerset

A stunning Grade II Listed country house on the edge of the Quantock Hills that has undergone extensive restoration after a devastating fire. The house today benefits from a biomass boiler and solar photovoltaic panels.

St John’s Hall, Canterbury, Kent

A magnificent Grade II listed building that has been carefully and sensitively converted into a superb home of the highest quality with a ground source heat pump and mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR).

The Maple, Faversham, Kent

Built with natural materials and incredibly energy-efficient, the South-facing, sunny homes are perfect for those yearning to be in touch with nature. The Maple is built to Passive House standards boasting high performance triple glazing, air tightness, MVHR , air source heat pump and space heating.

16B Teversham Road, Fulbourne, Cambridgeshire

16B Teversham Road is a stunning, single storey home that offers over 1,300 square feet of lateral living space with modern interiors and beautiful fixtures and fittings throughout. The building has an EPC rating of B and solar photovoltaic panels.

Cairnty Estate, Orton, Moray

Cairnty House was commissioned by the current owners and built to their own design and specification. A ground source heat pump provides heating and hot water. The system consists of a ground heat exchange loop which draws heat from the earth, a heat exchanger then extracts the heat and transfers it to a heat pump which distributes the heat through the central heating system.

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